Advanced Separation Processes

Mestrado em Tecnologia Quimica
6 ECTS; 1º Ano, 2º Semestre, 30,0 T + 30,0 TP

- Paula Alexandra Geraldes Portugal

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Develop skills in design calculus of liquid-liquid extraction, gas-liquid absorption and adsorption equipments.
Be able to identify and use advanced separation processes such as membrane and supercritical extraction, ionic permutation and chromatography.

1 - Gas-Liquid Absorption
Objectives and examples of industrial application
Preliminary project considerations
Calculation of design parameters

2- Liquid-Liquid Extraction
Fundamentals and phase equilibria
Selection of solvents
Extraction Equipment
Calculation of operating conditions

3 - membrane separation processes
Main membrane separion processes and applications
Selection mechanisms and applied driving-forces
Membranes morphology
Phenomena that affect the performance of membrane systems
Concentration polarization
Model for mass transport in porous pressurized systems
Biofilm Formation

4- supercritical extraction
Supercritical Fluid
Principles of supercritical extraction
Advantages and disadvantages
Extracts characteristics

5 - Ion exchange and chromatography
 Classification of chromatographic processes
 Balance in ion exchange and chromatography
 Concepts and operating parameters

Evaluation Methodology
Open-book tests and exams. Minimum pass grade: 9.5 out of 20

- Academic Press, . (2000). Encyclopedia of Separation Science. London: Academic Press
- Sinha, A. e Parameswar, D. (2012). Mass Transfer Principles and Operations. New Delhi: PHI Learning Private Limited
- Rousseau, R. (1987). Handbook of Separation Process Tecnhology. New York: John Wiley & Sons
- Dutta, B. (2007). Principles of Mass Transfer And Separation Processes. New Delhi: PHI Learning Private Limited

Method of interaction
Theoretical sessions where chemical-physical principles and design methods are discussed. Theoretical-practical sessions focused on exercise solving under the lecturer's supervision.

Software used in class
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